Ilham Aliyev urges foreign companies to avoid illegal activity in occupied Azerbaijani lands
- 14 March 2017
The illegal activity of some foreign companies in the occupied Azerbaijani territories is unacceptable, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as he met with members of MEDEF (Movement of the Enterprises of France) International in Paris.
Talking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President Aliyev expressed concern over the activity of some companies from Europe, as well as from France, in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent areas.
“Not only Nagorno-Karabakh, but also the adjacent seven districts are under the Armenian occupation,” the president reminded. “Some companies operate illegally in those territories, and this is unacceptable.”
“It violates international law, it violates our legislation. Azerbaijan is taking serious steps in order to raise this issue on the international arena, including our application to international judiciary institutions,” added President Aliyev.
The Azerbaijani president continued: “Therefore, I would like to express this concern, and send the message to those companies, which illegally work on our land, just to refrain from this activity. It will not bring a lot of profit, but it can create a lot of complications. And this is not in line with very good friendly relations between our countries. I understand that these companies do it on their own risk, but my duty is just to warn them to refrain from that.”